I used to joke with my friends that we could save a lot of money and energy by not shipping water all over the map. My solution? Dehydrated water- just reconstitute it with tap water at home!
A brilliant idea, and the folks at Replenish must have been eavesdropping. They are bottling and shipping cleaning products with what you want to buy: safe concentrated cleaners- but without shipping the water to you. Why ship water across the land when it comes right out of your tap?
Replenish cleaning products are conserving resources with bottle innovation, too. They sell a small “pod” of concentrated cleaner that you plug into a larger spray bottle instead of selling you a full size bottle every time. 1 pod of concentrate makes 4 bottles of full strength cleaner. This saves money, and cuts packaging, energy and carbon waste. The pods and the spray bottles are completely recyclable clear PET plastic.
Using Replenish’s innovative built-in measuring cup, you can easily mix concentrates with your own water at home. By reusing the bottle and replacing the Concentrate Pod, you get more hardworking cleaner instead of paying for water and plastic.
Each Replenish bottle carries the Greenopolis logo- so you know that when it’s recycled, it’s tracked all the way to its next lifetime. You even get Greenopolis points for recycling your Replenish bottles and pods! Just click here to go to the Replenish Greenopolis page, enter in the barcode and number of containers to the right, and be sure to recycle at home. You can also bring your Pod to a Greenopolis Recycling Kiosk nearest you to recycle and earn points.
“What is extraordinary about the Replenish story is that it combines a truly innovative delivery and customer value-driven platform for a product category that has been slow to adopt more sustainable design practices. Replenish’s debut product – its multi-purpose cleaner – has been designed to provide customers with a product that saves them money, is safe for their families and the environment, is made from 100% recyclable materials, and significantly reduces the amount of packaging and transportation related impacts as compared to the average product in this category. MBDC is very excited about what Replenish has achieved and believes that it has the potential to be a paradigm shifting platform in the consumer product goods market, and will be a leading brand in the growing emergence of ecologically intelligent products” -James Ewell, McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry